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LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers from Britain’s ruling Conservative Party vented their anger on Wednesday against Prime Minister Theresa May’s pursuit of welfare reforms, reinforcing doubts about her authority over a party divided by Brexit. Several members of May’s party spoke out against the government during a symbolic debate in parliament by demanding changes or even
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s transport ministry is considering convening a meeting to probe the safety of automobiles, trains and planes using products from scandal-hit Kobe Steel Ltd, Kyodo reported on Thursday. With the data falsification scandal at Japan’s No. 3 steelmaker affecting a wide range of manufacturers, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
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(Reuters) – Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka maintained an aggressive mindset to pitch the New York Yankees within a victory of the World Series and a potential showdown with compatriot Yu Darvish. Tanaka, in his fourth season with the Yankees, exerted command of the strike zone to outduel Houston ace Dallas Keuchel in Game Five of
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(Reuters) – An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said. The suspected gunman, Radee Prince, 37, was apprehended by U.S. agents and others, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter, without
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state’s widely criticized bathroom law. The consent decree proposed by Governor Roy Cooper, the American Civil Liberties Union
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will promise on Thursday to make it as easy as possible for European Union citizens living in Britain to stay after Brexit, trying to unlock stalled talks that have spurred calls for her to walk away. Weakened by losing her Conservative Party’s majority in a June election
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LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers from Britain’s ruling Conservative Party vented their anger on Wednesday against Prime Minister Theresa May’s pursuit of welfare reforms, reinforcing doubts about her authority over a party divided by Brexit. Several members of May’s party spoke out against the government during a symbolic debate in parliament by demanding changes or even
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LONDON (Reuters) – Technology firms have improved cooperation with the authorities in tackling online militant material but still must act quicker to remove propaganda fuelling a rise in homegrown extremism, acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said on Wednesday. The United States and Britain will push social media firms at a meeting of G7
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LONDON (Reuters) – The Football Association made a public apology to England women’s soccer internationals Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence on Wednesday for comments that were “discriminatory on grounds of race” made to them by former manager Mark Sampson. Senior FA officials later admitted to failings as they came under fire from MPs at a
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will promise during talks in Brussels “sufficient and targeted funding” for migration projects in Africa and elsewhere, according to a draft statement that shows they have yet to put their money where their mouth is. The EU has spent billions of euros in recent years on keeping a lid
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BOSTON (Reuters) – A Boston-area man was found guilty on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a “Draw Mohammed” contest. David Wright, 28, was found guilty of five criminal charges for planning with his
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A second U.S. federal judge has blocked parts of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on people entering the United States from eight countries, dealing another legal blow to the administration’s third bid to impose travel restrictions. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland, in a ruling issued overnight, said the policy
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VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPO) on Wednesday named control of the interior ministry as its price for joining a future coalition government following its strong showing in a parliamentary election. The anti-immigrant, anti-Islam FPO won around 26 percent of votes cast in Sunday’s election. The conservative People’s Party (OVP) won most votes
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare were seeking on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore subsidies to health insurers that President Donald Trump has scrapped. With 2018 health insurance markets facing potential chaos, Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator
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